Wyse Winterm S30

This is my Wyse Winterm S30, which despite being a thin ‘client’, has actually spent a fair amount of time serving my website before I moved to more powerful hardware. I bought this in a special arrangement with an eBay seller a few cities away in either 2009 or 2010. He was selling 4 or 5 units, models S30 and 3125SE, and I was able to buy one S30 (for myself) and one 3125SE (on behalf of my friend) for a discounted rate. Total expenditure for this unit probably worked out to about $25, after I was reimbursed for the other one.

I bought it for the purpose of hopefully making it a web server (after doing some research and seeing it has relatively normal x86 electronics), and after a long period of failing attempts and dead-end research, I finally got it to run. For more technical details, refer to the Additional Resources links at the bottom of this page.

Stats

  • Identification: Model No SX0, Prod ID Winterm S30, Part No 902113-01L, manufactured October 2007
  • Processor: AMD Geode GX @ 366MHz
  • RAM: 256MB DDR-266
  • Storage: Standard 44-pin flash disk-on-modules – currently Apacer 256MB (this ATA interface will also work with standard 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives if you provide external power)
  • I/O: 44-pin internal IDE for flash DOM, DE9 serial, VGA, 10/100 Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0, headphone and microphone jacks
  • Power: 12V 2.5A AC adapter
  • Acquired: bought from eBay seller in 2009-2010
  • Cost: $25

Additional Resources